Maren Morris recently chopped off her long locks, and she was still getting used to her new look at the 2017 ACM Awards on April 2. But she knows one thing already: She loves it.

“I love it! I honestly used to have short hair, so I feel really myself with it, but it was just time for a change,” Morris tells People of the style change. “I just love when girls rock short hair because they can’t hide behind anything. I feel more empowered with short hair.”

For most of her career, Morris has had long waves, occasionally enhanced with extensions. She says cutting her hair wasn't a rash decision — she thought about it for three months before taking the leap.

“I didn’t want to cut it on a whim, so I definitely planned it with my hairdresser and we did it this week,” she explains. “I felt good to be rid of it and we’re in the desert this week, so I didn’t want long hair down my back.”

Having short hair is significantly easier to manage, Morris says, joking that "the worse it looks, the better it looks." Boyfriend Ryan Hurd is also a fan of his girl's new look.

"I love it," he tells the magazine. "She doesn’t need to know my opinion on it, but I think it’s hot."

Morris debuted her new hairstyle on Instagram in late March, captioning the photo "New woman." Fans were quick to compliment her bold new 'do, telling the singer she looks "beautiful" and "stunning."

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